Phillip Mango has spent almost forty years in nonwovens, starting in 1981 with Air Products and Chemicals, where he was the Manager of the Nonwovens Group. Air Products was the major supplier of latex binders to major nonwovens used in wipes, notably airlaid and DRC (double recrepe). In 1991, he left Air Products to join Walkisoft USA as Director of Technology. Walkisoft was the largest global producer of airlaid at that time. Sensing a need for a more innovative, specialty oriented airlaid producer, Mr. Mango started his own airlaid business and designed and built a specialty airlaid line in 1997. This company, Airformed Composites, was one of the early developers of commercial multibonded airlaid for baby wipes, as well as other unique products and process advances. In 2000, Concert Industries acquired Airformed Composites and Mr. Mango. With Concert, Mr. Mango was the Director of Product Development. In 2002, Mr. Mango left Concert to start his own consulting business, Phillip Mango Consulting, LLC. Over the last 18 years, Mr. Mango has consulted extensively in the wipes market, technology, nonwovens and raw materials. He has authored numerous studies on flushable wipes, the global wipes market and technology, and other nonwovens related subjects.
Per is a senior research analyst at Euromonitor International with a focus on Tissue and hygiene. Based in London, he has more than 3 years of experience in the industry. Per advises clients on key trends, market movements and new developments, delivering an understanding of the product categories as well as country specific insights. Per also participates in conferences and writes tissue related articles in various trade press as well as develop content that is published by Euromonitor International.
Experienced business leader and manager. Specialized in a field of ecology and environmental innovations. Expertise in strategic consulting gained in PwC. Joined a family company in 2015, tripled its turnover and turned into European leader in an area of natural, plastic free, hygienic products. Master in Finance, ESCP Europe (Paris, London). Actively engaged in supporting social initiatives and cultural projects.
Serhat, born in Istanbul, has a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering from Yildiz Technical University. Afterwards, he had practiced MBA in University of California Los Angeles and came back to Turkiye in 2007. Since then, he has been driving the family owned company CFA Textile which has been serving Turkish market since 1955 by representing the high quality European and American products & machinery in Nonwoven and Spinning. He is an expert for Carded formations and Recycling applications both in Nonwoven and Spinning. His company CFA represents Trützschler Card Clothing, Oerlikon Nonwoven, G.Kufferath (GKD), Canalair, Futura, Sicam, Argus Fire Control and Bonino recently in Turkiye.
Holds Ph.D in Chemistry from the Hebrew university and MS.c degree in materials and surface chemistry from the Weizmann institute of science. She has more than 15 years of experience in R&D in the industry. For the last 6 years as the Corporate RID (Research, Innovation & Development) leader of Albaad
Marine Regagnon is the Head of Business Development for TerraCycle Europe, a global leader in the collection and repurposing of otherwise hard to recycle post-consumer and post-industrial waste.
As Head of Business Development for Europe, Marine heads up the business development efforts and supports TerraCycle’s clients across TerraCycle’s 12 European markets (UK, Republic of Ireland (ROI), France, Spain, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Sweden and Denmark) to enable them to set up and launch innovative recycling solutions. This process involves manufacturers, retailers, governments and consumers, to create circular solutions for a wide variety of materials such as food packaging, laboratory waste, coffee capsules, PPE waste and even beach plastics that otherwise have no other path to be recycled.
Passionate about the circular economy and its challenges, Marine joined TerraCycle in 2020. Prior to joining TerraCycle, Marine began her career in financial consulting and then in investment banking in London, Singapore and Hong Kong.
For more information on TerraCycle, visit www.terracycle.eu.
• Profession: Engineer degree in Mechatronics and electrical Engineering, master’s degree in business administration
• Previous company: 2012 - 2020 at WILO SE in various positions, last function as Group Director for the Strategic Sales Management and Business Development
• Current position: Since 12/2020 at ANDRITZ Nonwoven as Sales Director Nonwoven (Spunbond and Wetlaid) in Krefeld, Germany
Mike Callahan holds the position of Sales Engineer for PCMC. Mike has worked in sales for 17 years in the folding and nonwovens product line and been with PCMC for 25 years. Mike has a mechanical engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering.
Dr. Ross Ward is responsible for the commercial development of the business. He oversees marketing, sales, product development and customer service activities. As a result, he has a unique insight into the nonwoven industry. With over 10 years at NIRI, Ross has significantly contributed to the growth of the company. He’s been part of a variety of consultancy roles, including business development, operations and technical management.
Ross obtained a MSc and an EPSRC iCASE funded PhD from the University of Leeds. He also holds a BSc(Hons) in Sports Technology from Loughborough University. His PhD was on developing novel materials for military CBRNe protective clothing, funded by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL). While completing his full time PhD, Ross also worked. He served as a freelance R&D consultant for the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) and the Greater Manchester Fire Rescue Service (GMFRS). Ross also project managed a series of cutting-edge medical innovation projects for NIRI.
Bernhard Awolin holds a diploma in physics from the University in Kiel with specialization in medical physics and physiology. He started his career at Johnson & Johnson in Germany as a product development manager for feminine hygiene and developed the next generation of Carefree panty liners and Stayfree ultra thin napkins that are still in the market place today. After more than 10 years for JnJ he worked 3 years in a medical technology start-up for the market introduction of magnetocardiography. Back into the feminine hygiene and baby diaper business for product development and key account management at Hyga and Intigena, Bernhard developed the first mass market panty liner with an organic cotton top sheet, Jessa nature, for dm drogeriemarkt in 2008. From 2011 to 2021, Bernhard served as product development and sales director and 7 years as CEO for imeco GmbH & Co KG, a specialist in OEM and private label manufacturer for the medical and automotive industry. During this time he developed with his team the Ready to Fill and Ready to use disinfection wipe bag and bucket system that gave a strong growth development in the European market for heavy duty disinfection wipes. Since 2021Bernhard Awolin runs his own Consulting firm, teaches at EDANA Absorbent Hygiene Products as a tutor and amongst others, he is consulting Lenzing AG in the business development of the recently launched Lenzing(tm) Nonwoven Technology.
Anil Kirhalli was born in Ankara, Turkey. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and a master’s degree in logistics. After 10 years of experience at various levels of international B2B sales in logistics companies such as UPS and Panalpina he then joined Kansan in 2010 as an area sales executive. After a year he was appointed as the Sales Manager. He is currently working as the Sales and Business Development Director of the Group.
Philipp Schütt graduated in Mechanical and Process Engineering with a master’s degree from the university in Darmstadt (Germany) and joined Trützschler Nonwovens
in 2013. Starting as a project and CAE engineer, he established a fundamental understanding of both the drying and bonding machine designs including their technological functionality.
With the start of a new product management division in 2021 he switched jobs inside the company to become a product manager and is also responsible for any new development
projects regarding the Hydroentanglement and Drying machinery.
Wolfgang A.Voigt holds an engineering degree in Material Sciences from Erlangen-Nuremberg University in Germany and works with Arxada (former Lonza) since 2008 in Switzerland. After various positions in Italy and Switzerland he joined Arxada’s Microbial Control Solutions Business Unit where he is responsible for Sales and Business Development of the NUGEN® Disinfectant Formulations in the EMEA region.
Noa is currently serving as the Global R&D Project Manager at Sharon Personal Care. Her responsibilities include leading research projects to develop innovative, natural, and green preservative solutions as well as skin care products, under the tight and restricted market demands, from proof of concept to the final product development stages.
Noa has a Ph.D. in microbiology from Sunshine Coast University, Australia, and post-doctorate from University of California, San-Francisco (UCSF). Specializing in women’s health, infectious diseases, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, and microbiome research.